QUIT CLAIM - 1740 (Malew)

Whereas it appears by the third article in an Agreement made between Charles McYlrea snr and Margaret his wife and Charles McYlrea jnr and Mary his wife bearing date the 13th October 1737 that the said Charles McYlrea jnr and Mary his wife did give unto the said Charles McYlrea snr and Margaret his wife the half of the benefit of the Creggans commonly called Mylrea’s Creggans on the conditions therein mentioned as by the said agreement may more fully appear and upon such considerations as shall be hereafter mentioned the said Charles McYlrea snr and his wife Margaret have thought proper to give up their right of the Creggans unto their son Charles McYlrea jnr

Therefore know all men by these presents that I Charles McYlrea snr and Margaret my wife of KK Malew do hereby Quit Claim to the before mentioned Creggans commonly called and known by the name of Mylrea’s Creggans and adjoining to John Brew’s Creggans and [Boley nemuick]? of the yearly Abbey rent of two shillings and sixpence or thereabouts and do freely and entirely give our right of the same to our son Charles McYlrea by him to be possessed from the day of the date hereof without the molestation of me the said Charles McYlrea snr or Margaret my wife or any person or persons on our behalf he the said Charles our son paying unto us the sum of forty shillings the receipt thereof we do hereby acknowledge and he the said Charles McYlrea jnr do hereby oblige himself to redeem whatever mortgages there’s on the estate of Fildraw now in his hands or possession and to give us the half thereof during our natural life or life of either of us and likewise the half of whatever mortgages he redeems to be possessed by us at expiration of a setting we gave him our said son and for performance herof everything herein contained I the said Charles McYlrea snr and Margaret my wife and Charles McYlrea jnr do hereby bind and oblige ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in the penalty of twenty pounds to be paid according to law As witness our hands and marks this 24th day of October 1740 Charles McYlrea snr, Margaret McYlrea my mark X, Charles McYlrea jnr

Signed and delivered in the presence of the subscribing witnesses Thomas Norris his mark X, John McCrea

30th October 1740 Charles McYlrea snr and Margaret McYlrea acknowledged the within Quit Claim with the interlineations "to be possessed by us at expiration of a setting we gave him our said son" to be their voluntary act and deed and Charles McYlrea jnr also acknowledged the same as far as relates him to be his voluntary act and deed this before me John Taubman

At an Abbey Court holden at Ballasalley the 15th May 1741 The within Quit Claim being acknowledged before the Deemster and now openly published in Court and no objection offered against it is therefore allowed of and confirmed according to law Dan McYlrea, John Taubman, Charles Stanley, John Quayle, William Christian

[Ref: SSS May 1741 #98]


  1. Fildraw
  2. Charles McYlrea snr was the older son of John McYlrea & Elizabeth Shimmin, b1687 in Malew; Charles jnr was his son & heir b1718
  3. The wife of Charles snr was Margaret Kewley?; their children- Charles jnr b1718, Elizabeth (1721-1725), John 1726, William (1728-1748)
  4. The wife of Charles jnr was Margaret Bell als Bridson: their children - Charles (1738-1741), John (1740), Robert (1742), William (1746), Thomas (1750)
  5. This Quit Claim hands back the Creggans, land inherited by Charles jnr and contributed by him to his 1737 Marriage Contract. It is an odd turn of events, made all the more peculiar by the fact that getting back the Creggans is in exchange for taking over the mortgages over Fildraw - a poison chalice?
  6. There is much about the Malew Mylreas of the 1600s and early 1700s that does not hang together so extreme caution must be exercised
  7. For further insights into the Malew Mylreas, please refer to Mylreas in Ballaquaile and Fildraw

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